A New Flag for Australia

Australia is moving toward changing it's system of government from a constitutional monarchy to a republic.
As a republic we will require a flag which expresses our own unique identity.
The AU Republic flag design series showcases possible design alternatives for a new Australian flag.

Flag designs retain the traditional blue background and white star elements representing our colonial past and current (non-indigenous) national identity.

The 'defaced' British Ensign (Union Jack) has been removed.

Green and Gold design elements have been omitted as these are our official sporting colours, not necessarily our official national colours.

Design elements have been added to acknowledge and give due respect to the Traditional Owners of this continent. The continent in which we all now live and work together.

Theme designs notes
  1. Blue background and horizontal bands – A representation of our island continent girt by sea.
  2. Blue background and star elements – A link to our colonial past and present non-indigenous national identity
  3. Aboriginal design elements –  To give due recognition and respect to the Traditional Owners of Country

Design Series Poll

The Design Series page displays a selection of our archived flag designs. Site visitors have the opportunity to vote for the design of their choice . Visitor participation in the poll will give us a better idea of which designs have the most popular appeal (if any).

Do you think Australia should have a new flag?
18 votes
AU Republic acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

I created AU Republic in support of an Australian Republic and the adoption of a new flag which is inclusive of and gives due acknowledgement and respect to First Nation’s people.

Michael Reid
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